Newsbriefs - Ramsey Co. Maplewood

Sun
21
Jun

Grand Round planning kicks into gear

The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)
The St. Paul Grand Rounds are being planned this summer. The Grand Round is a 30-mile bike and pedestrian system that circles the city along scenic parkways and off-street paths. Parts of the Grand Round will go through the East Side, including along Wheelock and Johnson Parkways. (submitted graphic)

Kicking off planning for St. Paul’s Grand Round, consultants, city planning staff and residents will take part in a weeklong design workshop starting Monday, June 22.

Wed
17
Jun

E-cigarettes get break

Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Yousef Shaheen samples an e-cigarette. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

As Maplewood tightens restrictions on tobacco sales, four local e-cigarette businesses have established themselves as the exception when it comes to in-store sampling rules.  

Wed
17
Jun

North St. Paul kick-starts talks to revitalize downtown strip, seeks community input

North St. Paul’s business district is slated for improvements as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. With construction projected to begin in 2018, planners have already begun initiating conversations with residents, business owners and city officials.  (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
North St. Paul’s business district is slated for improvements as part of the city’s Capital Improvement Plan. With construction projected to begin in 2018, planners have already begun initiating conversations with residents, business owners and city officials. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

More than a dozen North St. Paul business owners met Thursday evening in a conference room above Luther Auctions to weigh in on an initial round of talks about revitalizing the downtown strip.

Wed
17
Jun

Flags for the fallen - paying tribute

North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.
North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park committee members Carl Hurtgen, Dan Fisher, and Don Schroeder salute the flag during a “Flags For Fallen Military” flagpole dedication and flag presentation on Flag Day, June 14.

The Flags For Fallen Military gathered at the North St. Paul Veterans Memorial Park site along Margaret St. June 14. Flags were unfurled, dedicated, and folded before presenting to the families of local fallen veterans.

Wed
17
Jun

Meet Tom Sonnek: North St. Paul’s newest city council member

Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Tom Sonnek was expected to be sworn into office at the Tuesday, June 16, North St. Paul City Council meeting to serve as the city’s newest council member. He’s lived in North St. Paul for 34 years, both as a child and now as an adult with a young family of his own. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A lot of the Sonnek siblings who grew up in North St. Paul enjoy running. Having run in more than 50 marathons, Joe holds the family record for crossing the most finish lines.

Wed
10
Jun

Gala opening

The ribbon-cutting for the official opening of Trident Development Group’s Polar Ridge Senior Living Complex included North St. Paul City Council members Terry Furlong and Candy Petersen, Sylvia Kaplan, Grace Strangis, Sam Kaplan, North St.

Wed
10
Jun

North St. Paul Snowman: still rusty

It’s been more than a year since Mayor Mike Kuehn expressed his concern over the North St. Paul snowman, yet no recent changes have been made to the rusty structure.

Wed
10
Jun

Tom Sonnek, 48, selected as new North St. Paul council member

Starting June 16, the North St. Paul City Council will, once again, have a fifth voice weighing in on decisions. Tom Sonnek, 48, a North St. Paul native, will be sworn into office to serve through Dec. 31, 2016.

Wed
10
Jun

Maplewood city council candidate list finalized for Aug. 11 election

During the upcoming election season, Maplewood will be filling two council member positions.

Council members Bob Cardinal and Marvin Koppen will both complete their terms on Dec. 31, with only Cardinal running to stay in office.

Wed
03
Jun

YMCA will manage Maplewood pools, area beaches

City hopes arrangement will help stem financial losses  

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